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Then we get frustrated because our children are not old enough, and that all will be well when they are older. Then we are frustrated because they reach adolescence and we must deal with them. Surely we¶ll be happier when they grow out of the teen years.
We tell ourselves our life will be better when our spouse gets his/her act together, when we have a nicer car, when we can take a vacation, when we finally retire.
The truth is that there is no better time to be happy than right now. If not, then when? Your life will always be full of challenges. It is better to admit as much and to decide to be happy in spite of it all.
Stop waiting for school to end. for Sunday morning. enjoy every moment. for winter. for spring. to get married. Then life would start. a bill to be paid. Real life. for work to begin. some time to be given. waiting for a new car. some work to be finished. for the first or the fifteenth of the month. for fall.For the longest time. to gain ten pounds. That point of view helped me see that there isn¶t any road to happiness. for your mortgage to be paid off. for Friday evening. for a return to school. . Happiness IS the road. I finally came to understand that those obstacles were life. to lose ten pounds. an ordeal to get through. it seemed that life was about to start. for summer. But there was always some obstacle along the way. to be reborn« before deciding to be happy. So. for your song to be played on the radio. to die.
Happiness is a voyage. . 3 ± Name the last 10 Nobel Prize winners. 4 ± Name the last 10 winners of the Best Actor Oscar. -Author unknown Now. 2 ± Name the last 5 Miss Universe winners. think and try to answer these questions: 1 ± Name the 5 richest people in the world. There is no better time to be happy than« NOW! Live and enjoy the moment. not a destination.
Can¶t do it? Rather difficult. Applause dies away! Trophies gather dust! Winners are soon forgotten. in which list are you? Don¶t know? . those who. nobody remembers that. don¶t have the most money. 4 ± Name 5 people that you like to spend time with. Now answer these questions: 1 ± Name 3 teachers who contributed to your education. no matter what. isn¶t it? Don¶t worry. 2 ± Name 3 friends who helped you in your hour of need. Think about it for a moment. More manageable? It¶s easier. 3 ± Think of a few people who made you feel special. take care of you. haven¶t won the greatest prizes« They are the ones who care about you. Life is very short! And you. stay close by. isn¶t it? The people who mean something to your life are not rated ³the best´.
Not everyone was running. did a few somersaults and started crying. They stopped and came back« All of them« A girl with Down¶s Syndrome sat down next to him. You are not among the most ³famous´. all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line. And the applause lasted a very long time« . a boy tripped and fell. The other eight heard him crying. all mentally or physically challenged. hugged him and asked. The whole crowd stood up and applauded. Then. They ran in threes. The gun fired and the race began.Let me give you a hand. but everyone wanted to participate and win. but among those to whom I remember to send this message« Some time ago. They slowed down and looked behind them. nine athletes. ³Feeling better now?´ Then. at the Seattle Olympics. were standing on the start line for the 100 m race.
´ So. perhaps someone else¶s heart. we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves. what have you decided? Trash this or send it? . as well« A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one. The most important thing in this life is to help others to win. perhaps we will succeed in changing our heart. Even if that means slowing down and changing our own race. Why? Because deep down inside us. If you send this email.People who witnessed this still talk about it.